Comments on: Pitchers With 4+ Wins In A Single Post-Season http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9279 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9279/comment-page-1#comment-74548 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 04:53:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9279#comment-74548 @16, Basmati -- K-Rod certainly has laid the groundwork for setting the career Saves record, but I would be shocked if he lasted long enough. Don't forget, Hoffman has 601 saves; Rodriguez, with 268, is less than halfway there; even if he averages 41 saves for the next 8 years, he'll still be short.

And what I've seen over the last 2 years (watching an estimated 1/4 of his appearances) is a pitcher slipping into the "Pedro Zone": K-Rod no longer trusts his fastball (and maybe he's right in that). Everything he does in an important spot is to set up the breaking ball as the strikeout pitch. And I don't think many closers have made that strategy work over a long period of years.

Then, this: K-Rod's 531 games through seasonal age 28 is 2nd in history. #1 is Mitch Williams with 567; the next 4 are Michael Jackson (474), Felix Heredia (461), Lindy McDaniel (456) and Armando Benitez (433). Of those 5, Williams and Heredia each had his last good year at 28, Benitez at 31, and Jackson was injured and inconsistent from age 34; only McDaniel aged well.

Toss in K-Rod's immaturity / self-control issues, and I think he's a long shot for the saves mark.

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By: James Smyth http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9279/comment-page-1#comment-74467 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:57:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9279#comment-74467 You're right Charles Saeger, wow I never bothered to look up Livan's series, but how in the world did he ever win MVP?!

Game 1 - 5.2 IP-8 H-3 R-2 BB-5 K in a 7-4 win
Game 2 - 8 IP-7 H-6 R(5 E)-8 BB(!)-2 K in an 8-7 win

It's not like there was no deserving Florida hitter. Darren Daulton hit .389. Charles Johnson caught all seven games with a team-high 10 hits (.357). Moises Alou (my choice) hit .321 and led all regulars with .721 SLG, 3 HR and 9 RBI

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By: Tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9279/comment-page-1#comment-74414 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:16:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9279#comment-74414 The only blemish for Schilling in 2001 postseason was the go-ahead HR he gave up to Soriano in the top of the 9th of game 7.

However the Diamondbacks comeback in that game gave Randy Johnson his 5th win during the 2001 post season.

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By: Charles Saeger http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9279/comment-page-1#comment-74306 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 02:35:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9279#comment-74306 Incidentally, is Livan Hernández the single least-deserving World Series MVP ever? I was just flabbergasted when I heard he won; he didn't pitch well, something the announcers seemed to miss.

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9279/comment-page-1#comment-74220 Sun, 28 Nov 2010 11:57:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9279#comment-74220 Thanks, Zack. 15 guys with 4 (or even 5) wins, nobody with 4 losses. A spot in the record books just waiting for someone to fall into it (and not, let's hope, the Lefty Williams way).

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By: Zack http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9279/comment-page-1#comment-74194 Sun, 28 Nov 2010 08:16:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9279#comment-74194 @18 - nope. 19 guys with 3 losses, including Lefty Williams in 1919 for the White Sox, and George Frazier in 1981 Yankees, who each lost three games in the WS.

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By: Peter Crapo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9279/comment-page-1#comment-74170 Sun, 28 Nov 2010 02:00:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9279#comment-74170 How about wins in three consecutive post season games... Sparky Lyle in 1977. Games 4 and 5 of the ALCS, and Game 1 of the Series.

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9279/comment-page-1#comment-74168 Sun, 28 Nov 2010 01:42:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9279#comment-74168 So, any pitchers with 4+ losses in a single post-season?

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By: barkfarft http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9279/comment-page-1#comment-74147 Sat, 27 Nov 2010 22:54:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9279#comment-74147 I can't believe Hersheiser got absolutely no consideration for the Hall.

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By: Basmati http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9279/comment-page-1#comment-74095 Sat, 27 Nov 2010 10:33:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9279#comment-74095 I wasn't too sad to see K-Rod leave given he was due a big pay rise but having struggled to replace him I kind of wish he'd stayed. I'm sure he'll end up breakig the all time saves record, partly because he started so young and has been a closer from pretty early on.

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